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Online Voter Registration and How It Has Helped In Getting More Registered Voters


There have been a number of initiatives and yojanas been set up so that the young voters can be attracted to serve and fulfill their fundamental right i.e. their right to vote. These initiatives have been government and privately sponsored such as the National Voters Day and the Tata Tea Jaago re Campaigns just to name a few; these campaigns have had a positive influence on the voting population as it has given them a new voice and the confidence to make their voice heard. Thanks to the new online voter registration forms that have been set up by the government it is extremely easy to start and complete the procedure for applying for a new voter id card.

The red tape that went into making these cards was just extraordinary, and thanks to the online voter registration online, you can avoid the following pitfalls such as:

  • It will help you escape the endless and incessant wait in long queues
  • It will help you apply wherever and whenever you want at your own pace and leisure so that you don’t waste your precious time. This procedure can be done during your lunch hour while you are eating your lunch and can be completed within that time with one arm busy feeding yourself.
  • You also don’t need to waste time and go in person to get the status of your voter id, as now all this can be achieved with the push of a button. You can also apply to get automatic updates about the voter card status.
  • Online registration drastically reduced the time that it takes to get the voter ID. It takes one month to get conformation about said card, while if you apply using the offline registration, it will and can take you 9-10 months to get the card.

A few years ago in the year 2013, Google India did a survey to understand the impact of the internet and the role that it plays in influencing citizens when it comes to their decisions in casting their votes. The impact of these online voters registration has made more and more people interested in trying out the process. Thanks to the increase in the voters and the increase in the youth voters, the politicians have had to upgrade their tactics and they employ to get the votes of the people. Contrary to popular belief, the Google India study found that the urban Indian Voters are heavily engaged online and actively involved in the electoral process and 64% of the people who responded were in the 18-25 age group. Thanks to the online procedure, the amount of people who spend time using online and offline media to inform them about local and national politics.

But even though there is a lot of information about the candidates online, there still needs to be more and more information about the candidates to make a truly informed decision. People would like to engage with the politicians even more, so it is important that the internet be used as a positive force of change.